Nebraska 72, Eastern Illinois 68 / Final

Sat, November 11, 2017 8:30 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena • Lincoln, NE  
Panthers (68)
Cornhuskers (72)
Score by Half: Eastern Illinois 33-35 - 68   Nebraska 34-38 - 72  
Team Rebounds: Eastern Illinois 4, Nebraska 3
Officials: Kelly Pfeifer, Lewis Garrison, Rob Kueneman
Attendance: 15,524
Top Performances
1Isaiah Roby (NEB) 11 pts (3/5 fg), 1/1 3fg, 13 reb, 6 blk
2Glynn Watson (NEB) 21 pts (6/14 fg), 1/4 3fg, 1 reb
3Cornell Johnston (EIU) 13 pts (5/9 fg), 3/3 3fg, 3 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before EIU 1083 (#267), NEB 1433 (#56)  After EIU 1081 (#267), NEB 1435 (#56)
ELO Points Transfer: 2
AP Game Recap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Glynn Watson Jr. hit back-to-back baskets in the last two minutes and made four free throws in the final 12 seconds to lift Nebraska to a 72-68 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Nebraska struggled to score throughout the game, hitting just 39 percent of its shots from the field and making just 19 of 35 free throws in the season opener for both teams.

Eastern Illinois, which shot 40 percent for the game, led 54-48 on Montell Goodwin's 3-pointer with 9:14 left.

The Huskers hit a pair of 3-pointers to tie the game and pulled away to lead 66-59 after Watson's two baskets, the second banked in from the lane while falling down, and a pair of Evan Taylor free throws with 45 seconds left.

The Panthers, who had hit just one of their previous 10 shots, hit three baskets down the stretch, cutting the Husker lead to 68-66 on D'Angelo Jackson's driving layup and free throw with 12.9 seconds left.

Watson hit free throws with 11.8 seconds left and, after another Panther driving layup, with 3.6 seconds remaining to seal the win

Nebraska led 34-33 at half despite a nearly six-minute stretch when the Huskers made just 2 of 14 shots.

News Articles
Ties: 16   Lead Changes: 5   Biggest Lead: NEB +7   Run: NEB 18-5 (2-8:51 to 2-0:23)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Nebraska, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Nebraska, 1-0 Since 1991: Nebraska, 6-0
EIU 71 NEB 85
EIU 78 NEB 81
EIU 54 NEB 70
EIU 68 NEB 81
NEB 94 EIU 64

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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